The Top 10 Luxury Hotels in Mexico
Mexico has been a favorite destination for US and Canadian travelers for decades. New luxury hotels are constantly being opened all over the country. Here’s our list of our top 10 favorites.
1. Banyan Tree, Acapulco
Bali-meets-Mexico at Banyan Tree’s pagoda-roofed private villas, many of which feature glass walls and private infinity pools, overlooking a secluded sapphire bay. You’ll be tempted to indulge in the wonderful room service and never leave your private sanctuary, but you’d be missing out on one of the Pacific coast’s finest spas offering Thai treatments as well as the beautiful views over Acapulco Bay from one of the hotel’s three wonderful restaurants.
2. Capella, Ixtapa
Nestled on a cliff overlooking the deep blue Pacific, the Capella Ixtapa is a secluded luxury retreat, located 20 minutes from Zihuatanejo’s international airport. All rooms face the Pacific and feature private balconies with individual infinity pools. The hotel’s open-air design blends beautifully with its dramatic setting, allowing an uninterrupted flow of nature in and around the buildings.
3. Casa Azul, Merida
There’s more to Mexico than beach hotels. One of our favorite cities is the colonial ‘white city’ of Merida. The beautifully restored Casa Azul is located in the historic center. This enchanting hotel houses only eight beautiful and spacious, individually decorated suites which showcase the rich history of the Yucatan region. Dating from 1900, the hotel is delightfully furnished, and is adorned with precious antiques, unique pieces of art and offers guests a private retreat with impeccable service.
4. Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
A spectacular tropical resort hotel located only 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta, the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is an exclusive luxury hotel spread out over 1000 acres. Beautifully designed casita-style accommodations all feature beachfront or ocean views, and the hotel’s restaurants capture the subtle differences and flavors of Mexico’s regional cuisine. With the style, luxury and panache typical of Four Seasons hotels, this is one of the finest resort hotels found anywhere on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
5. Hacienda de San Antonio, Comala
Set in the picturesque highlands of Mexico’s south-central state of Colima, the Hacienda de San Antonio is located at the foot of a still-active volcano. Expanses of spectacular natural beauty surround the hacienda, with lush gardens and delightfully restored buildings. Each suite is individually decorated in a classic style with luxurious furniture and displays of a collection of art from some of Mexico’s finest artists. Accommodations and service are both of a very high standard here, making a stay at the hotel a truly unforgettable experience.
This spectacular property is like no other anywhere in the world. The former home of a British billionaire, Cuximala is located on the Pacific coast, about two hours from Puerto Vallarta. This incredible estate spreads over an amazing 25,000 acres of of beach, jungle, nature reserve and fruit plantations. The nine casitas and four private villas are gasp-inducing. Designed with a Moorish theme, the hotel offers some of the most unique and luxurious accommodations in the world.
7. La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo
The delightful La Casa Que Canta is one of our favorite barefoot luxury hotels anywhere in the world. Offering only 25 suites ranging from 650 to 1800 square feet, as well as 2 villas, the hotel offers guests an intimate, luxury experience. All rooms have stunning views over Zihuatanejo Bay and feature exemplary furnishings in a stylish local theme. Many suites feature their own private plunge pool.
8. One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos
Combining the chic elegance of a modern-day hacienda with the sumptuous luxury of a world-class beach resort, the One&Only Palmilla is our favorite hotel in Los Cabos. All 173 casually elegant rooms face either the beach or have uninterrupted views of the ocean and are designed to allow optimum privacy and unobstructed scenic views. Here, you’ll find the gracious style of Old Mexico, with red tiled roofs, whitewashed walls, and idyllic setting of beautifully exquisite fountains nestled peacefully amidst swaying palms, bird of paradise and other tropical flora.
9. The Rosewood Mayakobá, Riviera Maya
Surrounded by lush, emerald jungle and flanked by pristine white beaches, the Rosewood Mayakoba is a beautiful resort that offers a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty. The hotel’s 130 exclusive suites are constructed around a combination of serene lagoons and the Caribbean Sea. Each suite is crafted from indigenous materials, with details highlighting the local limestone, wood, and water to combine the harmony of the area with natural surroundings. Accommodations at the Rosewood Mayakobá feature rooftop sundecks, oversized terraces, beautifully designed, spacious bathrooms (some featuring outdoor showers) and plunge pools.
10. The St.Regis Punta Mita
Located on Nayarit’s beautiful Punta Mita, near Puerto Vallarta, Starwood Hotels’ St. Regis Punta Mita boasts personalized butler service and 24-hour private dining as well as a selection of award-winning on-site restaurants. The huge 10,000 square-foot Remède Spa offers a full selection of standard and traditional spa treatments in nine treatment rooms.
There are three infinity pools right on the beach where Pool Butlers arrange snorkeling tours and reservations for fascinating excursions around the hotel. All guest rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding glass doors that lead out to private terraces and outdoor showers. All are beautifully appointed in a Mexican-Mediterranean fusion theme with plush bedding and luxurious bathrooms.
Mexico has so much to offer visitors to this beautiful country. Learn about how we can create an unforgettable journey of a lifetime for you on the Mexico page of our website.